Hatteras Fishing Report

Fishing News on Hatteras Island

Surrounded by water and in close proximity to the Gulf Stream, Hatteras Island emanates a life rich in fish culture. Some islanders fish for a living, some islanders fish for fun, some islanders sell fish in their restaurants and some islanders prepare bountiful fish-rich meals for their families. One thing is for sure, the various Hatteras Island fisheries have an impact on those who are blessed to call this place their home and we love sharing them with our friends and neighbors. While the docks are always abuzz with fishing action, sharing with you is exactly what we aim to do. Check out our fishing report below to stay tuned on what's being caught, what they're using to catch them and the fisheries that are ever-changing!

From Sea to Plate

One of the most exciting things about fishing is the catch itself. That glorifying moment when the hunt becomes luctrative and you're fighting nature's ancient battle of man vs. animal. One of the most of satisfying things about fishing is when your catch is sitting before you in the...

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

We saw some nice offshore catches on Friday and Saturday with boats bringing in Dolphin, some Grouper, Tilefish, and Triggerfish, plus a few Wahoo, King Mackerel and False Albacore. We also had a White Marlin release!

Inshore boats are getting good bites in the Sound with Speckled Trout,...

Offshore fishing continues to bring in the Dolphin, as well as Tilefish, Snappers, and Grouper.

Inshore boats saw an increase in Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish on the oceanside, as well as Speckled Trout and Drum in the Sound.

Carolina Girl Teach's Lair Hatteras Fishing

Offshore fishing brought in some decent catches of Dolphin on Tuesday and Wednesday, along with Barracuda, African Pompano, and several varieties of bottom fish such as Grouper, Vermilion Snapper, Tilefish, and Amberjack.

Inshore boats had very nice Red Drum and Speckled Trout, and a few...

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

We saw great Dolphin fishing on Sunday and Monday despite boats dealing with rough conditions. A few boats came in early both days but several still got their limits of Dolphin. They also had decent catches of bottom fish and brought in some Red Snappers on the last day of the season.


Carolina Girl Teach's Lair Red Snapper

Offshore fishing picked up on Saturday as boats were able to get back out again. Dolphin was plentiful, as were varieties of bottom fish, including Red Snapper. The brief Red Snapper season ends after tonight, (Sunday) July, 11th.

Inshore boats had Speckled Trout and Bluefish, along with...

Speck-Tackler Fishing

Offshore boats remained at the dock on Friday due to weather.

Inshore boats that went out had plenty of Speckled Trout and scattered Bluefish. Reports that Red Drum were few and far between.

Elizabeth Grace Inshore Fishing Charters Hatteras, NC

Offshore boats stayed at the dock on Thursday due to weather from Tropical Storm Elsa. A few inshore boats went out in the morning and did manage to get limits of Red Drum and some Speckled Trout.

Dunn Deal Offshore Sportfishing Hatteras, NC

Offshore boats got back on the Dolphin on Wednesday with some boats getting their limits again.

Inshore boats continued to have nice catches of Speckled Trout, Red Drum, and Bluefish.

We expect a quiet fishing day today as we wait for Tropical Storm Elsa to pass through North...

Longer Days Fishing Charters Teach's Lair

Offshore fishing remained slow overall for the last few days with boats getting better bites bottom fishing. We did finally see it pickup on Tuesday with several boats getting limits of Dolphin. Billfish catches have been good though! We're seeing a lot of Marlin and Sailfish releases lately....

Speck-Tackler Fishing


Offshore boats were held to the dock on Thursday due to high winds.

Inshore boats had good catches of Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Bluefish.